Omar Wasow


The Root: First Internet President

Check out my article on The Root addressing how Obama became our first internet President:

Barack Obama is far more than the first black president; he is the first Internet president. Certainly, integrating the White House is the more historic accomplishment, but Obama’s remarkable innovations in campaigning may have a longer-term impact. From this moment forward, ambitious candidates around the world will be trying to copy the successful, Web-based code of Obama’s breakthrough campaign for change.


Omar Wasow headshotI am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton. I received a PhD in African American Studies, an MA in Government and an MA in Statistics from Harvard University. Previously, I co-founded and the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School. I can be reached at owasow -at- gmail -dot- com.

My Recent Tweets:

  • Wilson said Brown was like “Hulk Hogan” & a “demon.” Research says A Superhumanization Bias in Whites towards Blacks,
  • That “the revolution won’t be tweeted” hypothesis isn’t holding up so well.
  • TV news bias often less about left vs right than eye candy vs substance. Fires look good, nonviolent protests across country, not so much.